MP loses Sh700,000 to robbers while heading home from nightclub

The complainant is a two-term MP. [File, Standard]

A Member of Parliament (MP) from Nyandarua County on Monday, October 3 lost Sh700,000 to armed robbers in Nairobi.

The MP was carjacked on Waiyaki Way in Westlands and driven to Karen, where the suspected criminals made away with his Sh700,000 in cash.

Police said the lawmaker was heading home after a night-out at a popular nightclub on James Gichuru Road.

The MP, in his statement to police, said three armed robbers flagged him down on Waiyaki Way, gained forcible entry into his car and drove him to Karen, where they stole the money that had been stashed under the driver’s seat.

During the journey, he said he was confined to the rear passengers’ seat while blindfolded.

Also stolen from him, was his ATM card.

The robbers, who had a getaway vehicle in tow, abandoned the MP on Miotoni Road and sped off in the vehicle behind.

Karen OCS Peter Karanja confirmed to The Standard that the legislator, a lone occupant, filed a report at the station shortly after the incident.

“He recorded a police statement in the wee hours of Monday morning. He was visibly shaken,” said Karanja.

The matter has been taken up by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives who are pursuing leads that could lead to the arrest of the suspects.

Police said the complainant was yet to make a follow-up statement, hence jeopardising investigation efforts.

It remains unclear why the MP had huge sums of cash in his car.

The Standard reached the second-term parliamentarian for comment, but he declined to respond.